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NEWS: Rapids sign striker Yannick Boli

Boli inked a one-year TAM deal with the club.

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We heard the rumor a couple of days ago, and today it’s official: the Colorado Rapids have added another striker to the roster. Yannick Boli is the 14th addition to the club’s roster since the end of the 2017 season, and will hopefully boost the Rapids offense.

Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith calls the 30-year-old a “natural goal-scorer” and adds that “his pace and boldness inside the box will help create space for others. We look forward to welcoming him to Colorado.” At 5’11” and 170 pounds, Boli will make for a solid presence in the box.

As we reported on Tuesday, the French-born Ivorian started his career with Paris Saint-Germain and then moved around to a few other club teams, including Chernomorets Burgas in Bulgaria, Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine, and Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala. In 2017, he played for Chinese club Dalian Yifang, where he had 16 goals and 5 assists in 24 appearances.

In his 176 career appearances (which does not include his time with PSG II), Boli has 69 goals. Boli had one appearance with the Ivory Coast National Team in 2017.